Policy SIG

SIG Charter

The Policy SIG charter is to develop policies which relate to the management and use of Internet  number resources within the Asia Pacific region. These include policies for resource allocation, recovery and transfer, and for resource registration within whois, reverse DNS, RPKI and related services.

Join the Policy SIG

A SIG, or Special Interest Group, is an open forum for the community to discuss topics of interest. There are no entry requirements to participate in the activity of the APNIC Policy SIG.

You don’t “join” a Special Interest Group, you participate in it. The first step to participation is usually to subscribe to the mailing list.

The Policy SIG uses a consensus process to develop policies that all APNIC and NIR members are required to follow. You participate in the consensus process by supporting or objecting to proposed policy changes; either on the mailing list, or during the Open Policy Meetings at APNIC Conferences.

You may also like to participate by becoming a proposal author and submit a suggestion to change APNIC policy, or take a leadership role and become a Chair, or Co-Chair, of the Policy SIG.

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About the Chair

Name Bertrand Cherrier
Tenure APNIC 52 – APNIC 56
Biography

I have been a sysadmin for an ISP in New Caledonia for more than fifteen years, I’ve attended every APRICOT and APNIC meetings since 2011. Founder of the GULNC and recently of the NCNog (which starts very slowly), even though we have enough IPv4, I’m encouraging the adoption of IPv6 for all users which, with the help of our local telco, should hopefully happen this year… I’m not better than anyone, but because of the size and location of New Caledonia, my aim will always be towards what’s good for our community; and now that I have someone to back me up on my daily job, I will have more time for R&D and our community. With Andy, Masato and now Sumon as examples to follow, and with your support, I am willing and ready to serve our community to the best I can.

About the Co-Chair

Name Ching-Heng Ku
Tenure APNIC 49 – APNIC 53 (extended to APNIC 54)
Biography

I am so honored to be nominated as the APNIC Policy SIG Co-Chair. I have actively participated in the APNIC meetings since the APNIC 18th in 2004. Also, I was the chair of the NIR Hostmaster workshop and the Co-Chair of the DB SIG, NIR SIG, and Policy SIG in APNIC meeting. I have been taking in charge of the IP Policy research and Number Resources Services at the TWNIC. All the experiences mentioned above polished my abilities and capabilities not only in professional fields but also to cultivate the leadership. I am willing to accept the responsibility of SIG Co-Chair and put my best effort to commit myself to serve the APNIC community. I hope to have your support to serve as the Policy SIG Co-Chair.

About the Co-Chair

Name Shaila Sharmin
Tenure APNIC 52 – APNIC 56
Biography

Shaila Sharmin is an active member of the Asia Pacific Internet community.

She has attended many events like APNIC, APRICOT, bdNOG, SANOG, APrIGF, bdSIG, APSIG, ICANN, IETF and an active contributor to policy and technical discussions in the AP Region. She has good understanding of the policy development process.

She was the member of Program Committee of Multiple bdNOG, APNIC and APRICOT events, PC Co-Chair of APNIC 48 and APNIC 50, and has been selected as APNIC 52 Fellow Mentor. She has volunteered at Bangladesh Network Operators Group events as an Executive Committee member and trainer for years. I believe she would be an appropriate candidate for the Policy SIG Co-Chair, to represent and voice the diversity of APNIC region.

She has more than 9 years of working experience in ISP, enterprise and WiMAX Network Architecture. A seasoned Operations Engineer and Management professional in the field of IP CORE / Enterprise network. She possesses extensive hands on experience in Core and Enterprise Routing and Switching Technologies with major vendors. At present, she is working as System security analyst at Information Security Department of Brac Bank LTD. Prior to her current role, she has served as Assistant Manager at Link3 Technology, a nationwide ISP in Bangladesh, as Senior Core Network Engineer, in a pioneer WiMAX company named Banglalion Communications Ltd.

Community Forums

These are the standalone SIG Forums organized outside of the regular APNIC Conferences.

Session Policy document review report
Date/Time Friday, 30 October 2020 | 11:00 AM UTC +8
Mode Online
Agenda
  • SIG Chair welcome remarks, Bertrand Cherrier, Policy SIG Acting Chair
  • AS0 policy implementation, George Michaelson, APNIC [Presentation]
  • Open Mic
  • PDP review and recommendations, Sunny Chendi, APNIC [Presentation]
  • Open Mic
  • SIG Chair closing remarks, Ching-Heng Ku, Policy SIG Co-Chair
Recordings

Zoom | YouTube

Attendees 40

Session APNIC 52 proposal readout
Date/Time Friday, 19 March 2021 | 12:30 PM UTC +8
Mode Online
Agenda
  • SIG Chair welcome remarks, Ching-Heng Ku, Policy SIG Co-Chair
  • Policy Documentation Review Report, Sunny Chendi, APNIC
  • Open Mic
  • SIG Chair closing remarks, Ching-Heng Ku, Policy SIG Co-Chair
Recordings

Zoom

Attendees

29